Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Heritage links

A couple of these were passed to me today by another historical researcher:

Finding New Zealand
From the site: " The object of this web site is twofold - firstly to provide the story of New Zealand previous to 1840,a period usually glossed over in standard history books; secondly to honour the memory of the early participants in the discovery, exploration, and settling of this country. New Zealanders today owe so much to the men and women named or acknowledged in these pages." If you like maps (as I do) you'll love this site. It includes a dictionary of NZ mapmakers, and maps from almost everywhere in the country.

Wings over Cambridge
This site, apart from references to Cambridge's links with the wartime air force, also provides information on RNZAF wartime air bases in New Zealand.

From my own collection, comes the Cambridge Museum site. The Cambridge Historical Society have been a great help to me in the past regarding research. Their site takes some going through, there's such a lot there.

Finally, while the Dictionary of New Zealand biography online gives you potted published histories on people in this country, their database is where those that haven't been published just yet reside. Searchable alphabetically, you can email them for information on up to 5 names at a time.

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